Guatemalans celebrate Dia de los Muertos with by flying colorful kites to scare off bad spirits so that the dead can enjoy offerings by the families, in Santiago Sacatepequez, Guatemala, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. Guatemala is the only country in the western hemisphere that experienced genocide in the 20th century. During the country’s 36-year civil war (1960-1996), about 200,000 people were killed, and another 50,000 “disappeared” and buried in mass graves throughout the country.

Lianne Milton

lianne@liannemiltonphotography.com 1-703-971-1818 Brazil

Biography

Lianne Milton is an American editorial and documentary photographer based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her work focuses on the effects of politics on people and their environments, in places such as, SE Asia, Latin American, as well as the U.S. Lianne began her freelance career in 2009, after working as a newspaper photographer for three years. She is a member of Panos Pictures.